Kiwi celebrities to bake Christmas mince pies for charity

Last updated 11:48 28/11/2016
TVNZ's Breakfast team are offering up their baking skills for a good cause.
Lawrence Smith
Celebrated chef Al Brown is turning his skills in the kitchen to the classic Christmas mince pie.
Television hosts and comedians Jono & Ben are also joining the bake-off.

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Fancy a batch of Christmas mince pies baked by Hilary Barry? How about an Al Brown special?

That's what a select few Kiwi families could be tucking into this December - if they front up cash for the Salvation Army.

The charity has organised a fundraiser that will see a range of famous Kiwi faces get their bake on, making a batch of six Christmas mince pies.

The pies will be auctioned on Trade Me to raise money which the Salvation Army will use to help disadvantaged people over Christmas.

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Celebrities who have volunteered their baking skills range from chefs like Simon Gault and Al Brown to current affairs hosts Mike McRoberts, Hilary Barry, Samantha Hayes and Jack Tame, to comedians Paul Ego, Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce.

The fundraiser has been organised by the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand (BIANZ). President Kevin Gilbert said the bake-off "a fun, and exciting way to raise money and awareness for a great cause".

We can't wait to see the different twists that the celebrities put on this classic festive treat."

Each Christmas the Salvation Army helps over 17,000 disadvantaged or socially isolated families and individuals.

You can view a full list of participating celebrities, and bid on a batch of pies, on Trade Me.

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